Hyderabad: The police on Thursday raided an Illegal tomato sauce making unit, which violated Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) norms at Medipally and arrested a person.
The SOT (Special Operation Team) of Malkajgiri raided the unit of tomato sauce, which was preparing sauce in ‘unhygienic’ conditions at Medipally. They seized material including tomato paste (200 litres), tamato sauce (200 litres), sodium benzoide packets (5kgs), acetic acid (35 litres) and colouring agents (5 litres) from the manufacturing unit.
According to police, the accused Bhagwan Singh ( 24), owner of Maa Gayatri Food Enterprises, Boduppal, Medipally and native of Bihar and his partner Swaminadh Singh, also a native of Bihar (absconding), used to prepare the sauce and sell it fast-food centres, bakeries, shops and food courts at cheaper prices.
“Further, they are not having any documents from the concerned authority for manufacturing and trading of the tomato sauce into the market thereby violating FSSAI rules and regulations.
Since, consumption of such unhygienic stuff could pose hazardous and dangerous to the public health, a case has been registered against them in Medipally Police Station under sections 420, 188, 272, 273 IPC,” informed SOT I
inspector, Naveen Kumar.